Spicy celeriac and apple soup


Back at the farmers’ market this weekend and the plethora of winter vegetables is astonishing – from roots to vibrant greens.  When there’s snow on the ground we need warming winter soups! Here is one I knocked up today and took to my homeless chum, Andy, who stands outside Budgens. He loved it! And now we are wiping the tureen clean…

Serves 4

  • 1 large celeriac, peeled, trimmed and diced
  • 3 small or 2 medium potatoes, peeled and diced
  • 2 apples, cored and diced
  • 1 medium onion diced
  • 2 cloves garlic finely chopped
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • 1 tsp ground coriander
  • big pinch of chilli flakes
  • rapeseed oil
  • salt & pepper to taste


Heat a good splash of oil in a large saucepan and add the onions. Sweat until soft, then add spices and fry until fragrant. Then add the  garlic, celeriac, potatoes, apples and fry a bit before pouring in enough water to cover the vegetables. Simmer gently until all soft and and squishy. Blitz with a hand blender or in a magimix or similar. 

It will probably be very thick so add more water (without drowning it) to get the consistency you want. I like it thick so its a meal in itself…Really delicious though I say it myself!




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